Community Support Worker (SL)

  • Job Reference: PEO/1119/30081
  • Date Posted: 29 November 2019
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
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  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Salary: £9.36 to £9.55 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension Contributions
  • Sector: Social care
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Are you kind, patient and hardworking? Do you have good people skills? Do you want to work in an environment that encourages independence for people to reach their full potential? 

Who you are…

-              Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities

-              NVQ Level 2 qualified or willing to achieve qualification

-              Knowledge of Person Centered Planning, Health Action Plans

-              Able to work on own initiative  and as part of a team

-              Able to work with confidentiality, sensitivity and diplomacy

-              Physically fit, able to undertake practical tasks including assistance with personal care

-              Hold a current full driving license  

Based in Oakham at our Supported Living bungalows, you will be working with residents and providing support to enable them to maintain their independence including assistance with adhering to their tenancy agreement and liaise with representatives from the Housing Association.   

You will also actively support individuals with housing related tasks including cleaning, pet care, plant care, light gardening, personal laundry, ironing, changing of bed sheets, shopping, menu planning, preparing and cooking meals. 

We also welcome applications from individuals who are considering a change in career, as full training will be given along with support to achieve an NVQ Level 2 in Social Care. 

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The cost of the DBS is paid for by us.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and flexi-time to name just a few! 

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you. 

What to do now… Please visit for more information about this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tammy Thurley, Team Manager Community support services on 01572 772586 or email:   

Please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: or call 01527 758291.  

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.  

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.